Mural Made by Haitian Children Living in Chile

To celebrate the possibility of opening up to other worlds and welcoming Chileans to the Haitian imagery, a mural made by Haitian children residing in Chile will be presented in GAM between January 6 and 22, 2017. The project - directed by Fundación Mar Adentro, in collaboration with the Alberto Hurtado University - is the result of a workshop carried out by 4 Chilean illustrators with approximately 30 Haitian children from the Central Station community in Santiago during December 2016.

The illustrators at work with their students Illustrator Matías Prado alongside participants of the workshop Illustrators Daniela William and Tomás Olivos along side workshop participants Workshop participants creating drawings for their future mural Final product of the workshops, the mural titled Byenvini (welcome in Creole) in GAM / Photo: Jorge Sánchez, courtesy of GAM The children interacting with their creation / Photo: Jorge Sánchez, Courtesy of GAM The childrens interacting with the mural / Photo: Jorge Sánchez, Courtesy of GAM A girl searching for her name in the list of collaborators / Photo: Jorge Sánchez, Courtesy of GAM The illustrators posing together with the participants of the workshops / Photo: Jorge Sánchez, Courtesy of GAM Opening of Imagine Landscapes by Haitian artist Edouard Duval-Carrié / Photo: Jorge Sánchez, Courtesy of GAM  Opening of Imagine Landscapes by Haitian artist Edouard Duval-Carrié / Photo: Jorge Sánchez, Courtesy of GAM  The artist, Edouard Duval-Carrié at the opening / Photo: Jorge Sánchez, Courtesy of GAM

taller niños 16Immigration enriches the territory that receives it, new visions arrive and art is a privileged medium to express them. To celebrate the possibility of opening up to other worlds and welcoming Chileans to the Haitian imagery, a mural made by children from Haiti will be presented in GAM between January 6 and 22, 2017. The work is linked to Edouard Duval-Carrié’s Imagined Landscapes exhibition curated by Jorge Luis Gutiérrez within the context of the 2016 Santiago a mil theater festival, whose theme this year is “without borders”.

This project—directed by Fundación Mar Adentro, in collaboration with the Alberto Hurtado University—is the result of three workshops carried out by four Chilean illustrators with approximately 30 Haitian children from the Central Station community in Santiago during December 2016. The illustrators, who have experience in participatory methodologies—Matías Prado, Tomás Olivos, Daniela William and Sebastián Ilabaca—composed the mural with the imagery created by the children in the workshops.

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The mural’s narrative seeks to reconstruct the story that the children wanted to express thanks to the support of the Alberto Hurtado University and the Ignatian University Center for all their work and dedication to the Haitian community in Chile.

Walden, Yvens, Witchiy, Asline, Patricia, Smercarine, Tania, Judel, Francisco, Jocelyn, Benaide, Wondesca, Bruno, Fedjina, Michel, Dawens, Mikanor, Endy, Udler, Anel, Exequiel, Deslor, Jonhkelly, Minerva, Gladelson, Daniella, Yedi, John, Nahomie, Rose Berline y Mikanor are the creators of this mural.

Welcome to the world that the Haitian children give us.

Panel Discussion

On Saturday January 7th, a panel discussion will be held in the Visual Arts room of GAM that invites the artist Edouard Duval-Carrié; Juan Diego Galaz, Jesuit and lawyer director of the Ignatian University Center who has worked on migrations and interventions on migration and refugee issues in Chile, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil and Colombia; and Beatriz Bustos Oyanedel, Culture and Education Art Advisor of FMA, independent curator of contemporary art with experience working with various countries in Latin America to come together and discuss about immigration from each of their points of view.

For more information on the Ignatian University Center visit: http://www.cuignaciano.uahurtado.cl/
For more information on the exhibition visit: http://www.fundacionteatroamil.cl/obras/paisajes-imaginados/


04/01/2017